Kyrie Irving

The Brooklyn Nets are about to begin their season without Kyrie Irving. The only thing that can get him on the court is his love for…movies?

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At least, that’s according to NYC city council member Antonio Reynoso. The council member, who represents the 34th district in New York City, appeared in Mayor Bill de Blasio’s media availability on Oct. 19.

Reynoso, who is the Democratic nominee for Brooklyn borough president in the upcoming 2021 election, was born and raised in New York City. Like so many others in Brooklyn, he wants to see the Nets win a championship.

Of course, he knows that a title is less likely with Irving away from the team. Unfortunately, though, that’s where Irving will remain until he decides to get vaccinated against COVID-19.

"Kyrie Irving loves movies and he’s going to get vaccinated so he can see movies," predicts @ReynosoBrooklyn during mayor's briefing

— Julia Marsh (@juliakmarsh) October 19, 2021

However, as Reynoso said during the briefing, he is pretty sure that Irving will eventually get the vaccine — which is safe and effective. But the reason that he gave is a bit surprising and has nothing to do with basketball.


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Reynoso believes that Irving will eventually get the vaccine as part of New York City’s “Vax to the Movies” initiative.

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Irving, as you may recall, starred in the movie Uncle Drew (2019) and he apparently has a horror movie on the horizon. He also really loves musicals — his favorite one is Rent, he says — but he’ll never be able to see Dear Evan Hansen (2021) in theatres if he doesn’t get vaccinated.

So far, beyond ignoring the public safety of getting a vaccination, Irving has already made some very bold choices by not getting the shot.

Irving has clearly shown that he is apparently willing to lose an astronomical amount of money if he decides to remain unvaccinated. He also may be willing to potentially disappoint his teammates, including James Harden, who risked his positive reputation and blew things up with the Houston Rockets for a chance to win his first title with Brooklyn.

It would be particularly wild if none of those very strong arguments were what convinced him to get vaccinated but rather just a strong desire to kick back and watch a movie.

According to the mayor, vaccination rates have increased by nine percent since the indoor vaccination mandate (which includes movie theatres) began in September.

The aforementioned “Vax To the Movies” initiative in NYC will include pop-up vaccination sites at select theaters across the city. It actually comes with a $100 incentive, which could help him recover some of the last wages that he has faced for the practices and preseason games that he has already missed.

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